Webinar Series: Reducing Risk Through Community-Oriented Policing
Session 1: Empowering Community Policing
Law enforcement officials around the country are taking a critical look at how they recruit, select, and train officers to eliminate racism and brutality, restore trust with the communities they serve, and reduce the risk of costly and damaging lawsuits.
Recruitment and selection of a diverse workforce is one important way to build trust and reduce risk with the community. Another important way is to ensure that law enforcement officers are able to appropriately engage with the community, de-escalate situations, hold themselves and others accountable, and demonstrate empathy and sensitivity to others.
Aon’s “Reducing Risk Through Community-Oriented Policing” is a three-part webinar series for policing, law enforcement and public-sector leaders.
During the first session, Empowering Community Policing, our panelists discussed the tangible role community policing can play in mitigating risk, some of the challenges of community policing and the foundational elements needed for it to be effective.
Watch the next session, Reducing Risk and Restoring Trust, where our panelists discuss how financial, reputational and safety are just some of the risks law enforcement agencies and our communities are facing. They explore how behaviors are at the heart of each of these risks and ways to ensure agencies hire and develop officers that are reflective of the community and demonstrate the competencies and workstyles that enable community-oriented policing.